Sinus Augmentation Specialist

360 Dental

Dentists located in Van Nuys, CA

Sinus augmentation and restructuring your sinus floor can make way for future placement of a dental implant. Using advanced techniques, Vachik Danoukh, DMD, and Parham Mansouri, DDS, MS, of 360 Dental lift and augment your bone tissue and help restore your bite with dental implants. To learn more about modern sinus augmentation procedures, book a consultation at this Van Nuys, California, dental practice. Click on the online scheduler or call the clinic directly.

Sinus Augmentation Q & A

Why do I need a sinus augmentation?

A sinus augmentation procedure is essential if you’re missing back teeth in your upper jaw. You might need a sinus augmentation if:

  • You don’t have enough bone height in your upper jaw
  • Your sinuses are too close to your upper jaw
  • You have gum tissue loss associated with gum disease
  • You’ve loss valuable bone structure after losing teeth

Going through a sinus augmentation is the first step in restoring your bite and healthy smile. The procedure is entirely tailored to you and is known for having over a 95% success rate.

What happens during a sinus augmentation procedure?

A sinus augmentation procedure can be performed under general anesthesia or under local anesthesia with sedation, depending on your needs. During your sinus augmentation at 360 Dental, your oral surgeon removes bone from another area of your body — bone tissue can also come from a donor if needed.

After gently cutting into your gum tissue in the back of your mouth and raising your gum tissue, your practitioner creates a small opening to your upper jawbone. They carefully push aside your protective sinus membrane and pack granules of the bone graft into your sinus space.

Once all of your bone graft granules are in place, they close up the surgical site and use sutures to help your gums heal properly. You can go home right after your sinus augmentation procedure, but because you’re probably going to need some sort of sedative, you need to plan for a ride home.

How long does it take to recover from sinus augmentation?

Sinus augmentation is a complex type of oral surgery. It’s important to give your body time to rest and recuperate. You’re likely going to experience pain and swelling for at least the first 48-72 hours before symptoms start to subside.

Your periodontist or oral surgeon at 360 Dental can prescribe medications to help minimize the discomfort you may feel. It can take a full 6-10 months to completely recover from a sinus augmentation, depending on how quickly you heal. In most cases, you should be ready for your new dental implant within a year of your sinus augmentation surgery.

To find out if sinus augmentation is right for you, book a consultation at 360 Dental. Schedule your visit online or over the phone.